Countries all over the world are commemorating World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) today, June 14th. This day is special because it honors everyone who has given their time and money to donate blood. According to the World Health Organization, someone needs blood every two seconds, but only 38% of the global population is eligible to donate blood. This means that new donors are constantly needed to meet global demand.
Donating blood has numerous advantages. To begin with, blood saves lives.
Blood is the most precious gift that you can give to anyone
Blood is needed by women with complications during pregnancy and childbirth, children with severe anaemia, often resulting from malaria or malnutrition, accident victims, and surgical and cancer patients.
There is a constant need for a regular supply of blood because it can be stored only for a limited period of time before use. Regular blood donation by a sufficient number of healthy people is needed to ensure that blood will always be available whenever and wherever it is needed.
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components – red cells, platelets and plasma – which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.
Reduce your risk of heart attack and liver disease
Donating blood on a regular basis can help to prevent and reduce heart attacks and liver disease. Iron overload in the body increases the risk of heart and liver problems. Donating blood helps to maintain the iron level in the body, lowering the risk.
Lowers risk of Cancer
Cancer is the most terrifying and lethal disease. Surprisingly blood donation reduces the risk of cancer. By donating blood on a regular basis, the iron level in the blood is balanced, and the risk of cancers of the liver, lungs, and intestine is reduced.
It is recommended that those who are overweight donate blood. Donating blood on a regular basis can help you lose weight and burn up to 650 calories.
It helps you unclog your blood vessels and lowers cholesterol
Blood contains iron, and an excess of iron in the blood can increase the likelihood of blood vessel blockage. Blood donation can help to lower cholesterol by lowering the amount of iron in the blood.
You could use your blood One day
Cancer patients receive more than 26% of donated blood, and cancer can strike anyone at any time. Women who are hemorrhaging as a result of pregnancy complications and other gynaecological complications, premature babies, children with severe anaemia, accident trauma patients, and surgical patients are also in desperate need.
Giving blood is one way you can help save someone’s life. Consider donating blood on World Blood Donor Day to help someone fighting cancer or another illness. Cancer can strike anyone at any time, so it is critical to have a ready supply of blood for those in need.